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  MSNBC    First Look    News/Business. The day's  
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    October 12, 2012
    5:00 - 5:30am EDT  

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the debate that didn't disappoint. who came out on top and who stretched the facts? the truth squad weighs in. defense sec take panetta says the risk of a cyber attack is all too real. >> nobel prizes and chocolate? is connection. good morning. i'm lynn berry, this is "first look" on msnbc. joe biden and paul ryan went
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head-to-head in their only face-off. they clashed on almost two issues. who won? two polls gave two different views. one showed ryan 48% to 44% ahead. cbs news' flash poll gave biden the win with 50% compared to 31% for ryan and 19% called the debate a tie. for a look at some of the highlights, we go to steve handelsman at the debate sight in danville, kentucky. good morning. >> reporter: good morning from danville, kentucky where they differ sharply on practically all the big issues. these are smart, well informed politicians. paul rye yand and joe biden had reason to feel good last night.
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a long time democratic insider versus a republican young gun whose ticket has new momentum. mitt romney was watching, barack obama, too. the moderator from abc. they tangled on iran. >> they are closer to a nuclear weapon. >> we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. you gonna go to war? is that what you want to do now? >> we want to prevent war. >> what about 47% of americans feeling entitled to benefits. >> i think the vice president knows sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. so does romney. >> what about the obama stimulus, the recovery? >> job growth in september was slower than august and august slower than july. we are heading in the wrong direction. >> 5.2 million new private
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sector jobs. >> was it a good idea to spend taxpayer dollars on windmills in china? >> this is what we needed to stop from going off the cliff. >> reporter: can it be prevented if the wealthy get a tax cut? >> it's not possible. it has never been done before. >> reporter: on the style side, biden smiled a lot. ryan, a debate rookie, kept his cool. did ryan add to the romney momentum or did biden help put obama back on track? the pollsters go to work to figure it out while voters digest the second of four debates. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news. back to you. >> steve, thanks. president obama and romney will have their second debate tuesday in long island, new york. andrea mitchell led the truth
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squad with a fact check. she started with the deadly september 11th attack in benghazi. paul ryan accusing them of protecting u.s. personnel. >> what we should not be doing is rejecting claims for calls for more security in barracks and marines. we need marines in benghazi when the ambassador says we need them. the requests were not honored. >> biden called the deaths a tragedy. the obama administration did not know they had been asking for more security help. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. by the way, at the time, we were told exactly, we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. that was the assessment. >> there was an assessment, but
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the state department did know from videos that requests had been made and were turned down. a state department official acknowledged testifying on capitol hill yesterday. there was a sharp disagreement over medicare. biden charged ryan's plan would raise out of pocket costs for seniors. >> use your common sense, who do you trust on this, a man who introduced a bill to raise it $6400 a year knowing it and passing it and romney saying he signed it or may in the present? >> ryan objected. >> that statistic was misleading. more importantly, this is what politicians do when they don't have a record to run on. try to scare people from voting for you. >> on this, biden is right. the congressional budget office said it would force most future seniors increased costs out of
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pocket. whether a revised plan would cost more is not certain. >> that was andrea mitchell reporting. here is a look at other news going around america today. we are going to begin with a collision that almost killed three people. a new york city ambulance was responding to a call when an suv barrelled right into it. the impact was so powerful, it caused the ambulance to topple over. the suv driver suffered severe neck injuries. all expected to survive. look at this sight in florida. it's kind of cute. the firefighters had to use a special oxygen mask to save two birds. they were rescued from a raging house fire. there were three cats that did not make it out. finally, you are not going to believe what washed up on a florida beach. a giant eyeball. it's the size of a softball. it's turned over to florida wildlife officials. it has marine biologists
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stumped. they are not sure what sea creature has such a big eye. it could be a giant squid or october put. it is big and it is blue. that's for sure. now, for a look at the national weather, we turn to meteorologist bill karins. he probably has a conspiracy theory. why would i think that? >> government. not sure which one but it's a government ploy somewhere. keep the kids out of the water. good morning, everyone. we have active weather that's going to happen. thunderstorms pushing through the nashville area and tennessee. a weak storm with cold, chilly rain. this is the beginning of an active weather pattern. if you are in the middle of the country, new thunderstorms popping up here. areas of new mexico. after a quiet first two weeks of october, we are going to have the first weather event starting tomorrow. here is a look at the storms as
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they push through the area. light rain now. they are racing through central portions of tennessee. the drive on interstate 40 is the worst drive in the country with the storms crossing the interstate as we speak. near springfield, missouri, a lot of lightning strikes. near the springfield area, i'm sure that interstate is not fun, either. isolated strong storms, an area of yellow. it's tomorrow that the storm heads out to the central plains. minisevere weatherout break, possible tornadoes for iowa or missouri. keep an eye on the forecast. you have the best chance of seeing a strong storm. dallas to oklahoma city to tulsa, back to chicago, you have a chance for strong storms. for today, it's not too bad. east coast looks okay. tomorrow is the day of concern. more details on that coming up. >> thanks. also coming up, the pearl
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>> welcome back fo "first look." stories making news, moments ago, the nobel peace prize has been awarded. it will not go to an individual person or persons. instead, the european union for six decades of contributions to the advancement of peace and democracy of human rights in europe. leon panetta says the u.s. is becoming -- transportation system and financial networks. last night, he painted a dire picture. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor.
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an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. >> the lebanese militant group hezbollah is claiming a drone that was shot into israel calling it an unprecedented achievement. the obama administration is calling an international criminal group clearing the way to seize criminal profits from the gang. scientists say they discovered a planet twice the size of eartha is made largely of diamond. it is encircling a nearby star every 18 hours. here is your first look at a dish of scrambled politics. the debate between paul ryan and joe biden. president kennedy got a surprise mention with joe biden's sarcastic outburst, now you're
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jack kennedy sparking the tweets at 58,000 per minute. the debate continued. massive questions on a crucial issue. luckily, brian williams was able to clear up the issue about the lapel pins. >> people were asking, not only is the flag larger, what is the symbol in the middle of field stripes. it's the u.s. secret service pin. they hand it out to friends and protectees. >> before the debate, "time" magazine released these photos. it triggered what was called a dumbbell debate. a search on google images with the phrase completely wrong brings up mitt romney. google says there's no partisan politics here. he used the phrase about his 47% comments. california congressman was
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debating when things got testy. the rhetoric heated up and sherman got physical. before things escalated into a wrestling match, a police officer stepped in and the debate wrapped up with no injuries. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. here is your "first look" of how wall street is going to close. the dow closed down. the s&p was up a fraction and the nasdaq lost two. overseas trading, in tokyo, the nikkei dipped. in hong kong, hang sang dipped. foreign earnings exposure. advanced microdevices warned global economic weakness is
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taking a toll on their bottom line. investors shrugged off good and bad news including weekly jobless claims. a few stocks jumped after reports of new owners said they could be bought by soft bank. defense truck maker shot up on news investor carl icahn may buy them. starting next year, walmart is going to offer employees free heart, spine transplant surgeries. the reason? walmart believes paying more to get the job done right the first time saves on complications. the u.s. postal service will raise rates on january 27 to offset a record $15 billion in losses this year.
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good news if you stocked up on forever stamps in 2007, you are now saving a nickel a piece. to get a warm fuzzy feeling when you see the thumbs up sign next to your facebook page? of course we do, right? creative students have taken it a step further. they designed a vest that inflates when you are wearing it and gives you a hug when someone likes your facebook status. one of the stories trending has to do with past winners of the nobel prize. a new study showed a corelation between eating chocolate and winners. those who consumed more chocolate brought back more nobel prizes. the as are sent packing. plus, san francisco slams into the nlcs.
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welcome back. in sports we are going to begin in oakland where tigers reigning cy young award winner struck out 11 in a four-hitter for a 6-0 victory over the athletics advancing detroit. they have a reason to celebrate. buster posey hit a grand slam. this helped seal a three-game comeback for the giants.
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that sent them to the nlcs. in new york, orioles j.j. hardy hit a double. baltimore held on to win it. forced a game five against the yanks. in washington, the nationals weathered a 13-pitch at bat. the nats are up, 2-1 over the cards, forcing a game five. titans rally in the fourth quarter srting with a five-yard touchdown pass. tieing the game at 23. later, rob kicked his fourth field goal of the night. a four-yarder as time expired for a titan victory over the stealers. finally, michael vick served 18 months in prison on dog fighting charges confirmed he has a dog. he was banned from owning a dog after expressing his design to own one, it set off a fire storm
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from animal activists and fans who thought he should never be allowed to have a dog. he said our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family. let's get another look at the weather. bill karins is watching that. >> a lot of changing weather starting with today. in new england, a cold rain is moving through. it's from syracuse to albany and pushing through portland throughout the mid-morning to early afternoon. we'll have the showers to deal with. it's a chunk of cold air behind this. temperatures only in the 40s. tonight, areas of new england will get a hard freeze. the growing season will officially end tomorrow morning. the other big story is the huge storm in the middle of the country. this is almost like a spring-like storm. severe weather with it. a severe weather outbreak in iowa to missouri and kansas as we go throughout saturday. that will sweep into the ohio
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valley and tennessee valley late saturday into early sunday. it's a weekend event here. we are expecting a few tornadoes here turning into a line of damaging wind. saturday, the middle of the country from chicago to dallas, all areas watching for storms. the east coast, we'll see a nice weekend with temperatures warming up on sundays. i guess the big story is very cold in new england starting today and tonight then the severe weather tomorrow in the middle of the nation. >> thank you. just ahead, a round up of what's hot at the box office and which celebrities are on california's naughty list. justin biebers celebrity bloodline revealed. >> stay tuned. >> you are watching "first look" on msnbc.
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the new poll found that only 47% of voters find mitt romney to be trustworthy. then rom neez was like i hope it's not the same 47% i don't care about. that would be a bummer. >> tonight, jimmy welcomes selma high yak. that's "late night with jimmy fallon" on your local nbc station. let's go to entertainment news. here is what you can expect. ben affleck stars in "argo" about an iran hostage crisis. the family comedy, "here comes the boom" stars kevin james. it is tracking in the $10 million to $15 million range.
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the supernatural horror pick starring ethan hawk. now here is a list you don't want to end up on, california's tax boards. celine dionne and steven segal owe the most in unpaid taxes. segal owes nearly $350,000. finally, music talent must run in the family. this is my favorite. according to ancestry.com justin bieber is a distant cousin of ry ry ryan gosling. this dates back to the earliest settlers. i would love to be a part of that. if there's an extra seat at the table.
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>> i'm lynn berry, this is "first look" on msnbc. be sure to stay tuned. way too early with willie geist starts right now. only way you can find $5 trillion in loopholes is cut the mortgage deduction for middle class people, cut the health care deduction, take away their ability to take away their tax break to send their kids to college. >> is he wrong about that? >> he is wrong about that. >> how's that? >> you can cut the taxes and preserve the cuts for them. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is. it's been done before. >> it's never been done before. >> jack kennedy lowered tax --

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